IP Update – September 2009 Issue 5
Davies Collison Cave continues to reward its exemplary staff. On 1 July three staff were promoted to partner, taking the number of partners in the firm to 37. A further four staff were promoted to senior associate and two as associate's of the firm. Our Brisbane Office celebrated its 10th year anniversary and we have covered the eventful first day for your enjoyment!
Our offices have continued to host many successful events and our staff have attended a broad range of conferences. The September edition of IP Update provides an extensive range of case studies, legislation and practice updates to keep you informed of the latest Intellectual Property news in Australia.
In this issue
The Test for Innovative Step Confirmed
Dura-Post (Australia) Pty Ltd v Delnorth Pty Ltd  FCAFC 81 (30 June 2009)
- Clarifying the Meaning of "Pharmaceutical Substance"- Extending the Patent Term for Drug Delivery Systems
Patent Re-Examination Re-Examined
VIP Plastic Packaging Pty Ltd v BMW Plastics Pty Ltd  FCA 593
When (Unquantifiable) Loss Is More – The Latest Interlocutory Battle Between Originator And Generic
Sigma Pharmaceuticals (Australia) Pty Ltd (ACN 004 118 594) v Wyeth  FCA 595
Divisional Applications Entitled To Benefit From Grace Period
Mont Adventure Equipment v Pheonix Leisure Group  FCAFC 84
Mirror, Mirror…Which Registration is the First for them All?
H Lundbeck A/S v Alphapharm Pty Ltd  FCAFC
When is an Improvement not an Improvement?
Fermiscan Pty Ltd v James  NSWSC 546
The Barefoot Saga
E & J Gallo Winery v Lion Nathan Australia Pty Ltd